The latest available data on Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 5 shows that the world is not on track to achieve gender equality by 2030.
COVID-19 and the backlash against women’s sexual and reproductive health and rights are further diminishing the outlook for gender equality. Violence against women remains high; global health, climate, and humanitarian crises have further increased the risk of violence. Women’s representation in positions of power and decision-making remains below parity.
This report, produced by UN Women, presents the latest evidence on gender equality across all 17 SDGs, highlighting the long road ahead to achieve gender equality. It emphasizes the pivotal force gender equality plays in driving progress across the SDGs, and women and girls’ central role in leading the way forward.
MAINSTREAMING GENDER INTO URBAN PLANNING AND DESIGN
The design of a city defines, to a great extent, the activities that take place within it. A lack of gender expertise in urban planning can therefore lead to serious disadvantages for women, children and gender minorities.
BEST PRACTICES IN GENDER AND BIODIVERSITY
To achieve gender equity and protect biodiversity, initiatives that emphasize inclusion and innovation must be prioritized. This collection of best practices shows how targeted action is critical to producing transformative results for biodiversity.
What would cities look like if they were designed by women?
This UrbanShift webinar brought together a group of inspirational women to discuss how gender-inclusive urban planning and design can reshape gender roles and create safer, happier and more equitable cities for all.
This guide provides urban leaders a methodology to mainstream gender equity in urban planning and design.